1 Police said no fewer than six men were beaten to death by mob in eastern India on suspicion that they had kidnapped children, a media report said on Friday .
3 Angry villagers pelted stones, clashed with police and also torched two police vehicles.
4 Police officer Prashant Anand said the first incident took place in East Singbhum District, where three men were beaten to death by villagers who accused them of kidnapping children.
5 “The tribal villagers cornered the men and tempers ran high after they came to know they were outsiders, belonging to another district.
6 “Suspecting them to be child-lifters, a mob physically assaulted and beat them with sticks until they died.
7 “In the second related incident that occurred in adjoining Seraikela district, three more men were lynched on similar suspicion,’’ Anand said.
8 Police, however, denied reports that a number of child abduction cases were reported in the region.
9 “No such cases have been reported, we are trying to check the spread of rumours which is responsible for the violence.
10 “ We will identify and arrest those responsible for circulating such rumours,’’ Anand stressed.
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